Some of my recent posts have highlighted features that make Irvine Irvine: innovation, well-maintained streets and public spaces, and a safe environment. Today I am going to highlight an annual Irvine event that displays another quintessential Irvine characteristic, which is its diversity.
The Irvine Global Village Festival is the city’s annual multicultural festival featuring international cuisine, live entertainment, a kids’ village with crafts and activities, cultural and religious exhibits and an international marketplace.
In addition to highlighting Irvine’s diversity, the Irvine Global Village Festival also highlights Irvine’s habit of being on the cutting edge of innovation. This information from Irvine’s Global Village website tells this story:
“Creating a Sustainable Festival
The Irvine Global Village Festival strives to reduce, reuse and recycle as many resources as possible. Our goal is to eventually be a zero waste festival. Through the exploration of new technologies, environmentally responsible initiatives and encouraging new ways of thinking, we are moving closer to this goal each year.
Below are some of our eco-friendly initiatives: